Jay Gatsby

Keith Carl Ziegler

- October 15, 2017

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Keith Carl Ziegler passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 15, 2017 at the age of 89 at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre in Saskatoon. Keith was born in Kitchener, Ontario , April 17, 1928 and as a young man worked alongside his father in Webber Feed and Seed Company until he enlisted with the RCMP on April 8, 1947. He proudly served until January 6, 1982 retiring as Superintendent of Saskatoon Subdivision. Several of Keith's accomplishments included being a part of the RCMP Musical Ride performing at the Queen's Coronation in 1953, receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and the RCMP Long Service Medal with Silver Clasp and Stars. Upon retirement from the RCMP Keith had a second career as a Provincial Traffic Court Justice for 11 years. Keith had a lifetime passion for hockey, boxing, swimming, handball, spinning classes, aqua fit, and horseback riding. He was a strong supporter of the Shriner's, YMCA, Kiwanis, RCMP Veterans and Grace-Westminster United Church. Dad was a great story teller and had an amazing memory for names, places and events and entertained all generations of his family with his life's escapades. Dad was dearly loved and will be missed. Keith is survived by his loving children, son Kirk (Debora), daughter Karen (Paul) Chisholm. Grandchildren Jesse and Erin (Brendon) Lobraico, Mathew and Jason (Julia) Chisholm, Great grandchildren Noah and Jacob Lobraico. Stepson, Scott (Maureen) Bonli and stepdaughter, Jane (David) Boone. He was predeceased by his Mother, Elizabeth and Father, Clare, his first wife, Phyllis, his sister Phyllis Doherty, and his second wife Elsa. The family wishes to thank Doctor Naiyar Khayyam and the wonderful staff at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre for their compassionate care throughout his time there.

Funeral Details

A celebration of Keith's life will take place at Grace-Westminster United Church, 505-10th Street East, Saskatoon on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm following a private interment with family.

Condolence Messages

Norm Knowles

Written November 03, 2017 from High River, Alberta

Dear Kirk and Karen and families,

I just learned of your fathers passing and want to express my deepest sympathy. I am sad that over the years since 1975 I had lost contact with your father who was the best boss I ever had in the RCMP.

At that time I was the NCO I/c of Eastend Detachment and I have many good memories of his visits and contact with him and your mother at several occasions. My favourite was in 1973 when he asked me to organize a centennial trail ride from Ft. Walsh to Cypress Hills Prov Park. I have often thought of those days when he, Hugh Simon and I were joined with about 60 other people for that event. We all had a great few days together with our horses and enjoyed playing several pranks on each other during evening camp times.

He is missed but those memories will always be fondly remembered.

My best to you all and I share your sorrow.

Norm Knowles.

Charlene Thorhauge nee Piper

Written November 02, 2017 from Ottawa, Ontario

To Kirk and Karen
It was with great sadness that I learned of your father’s passing. Our
sincere condolences. You probably do not remember me, I was your babysitter in Minto New Brunswick prior to Sept 1958 when your father was stationed there.I have very fond memories of your father and your mother, as well as, you both as children.

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